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1941–42 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Division 6th NHL
1941–42 record 18-27-3
Goals for 134
Goals against 173
General Manager Tommy Gorman
Coach Dick Irvin
Captain Toe Blake
Arena Montreal Forum
Team Leaders
Goals Joe Benoit (20)
Assists Toe Blake (28)
Points Toe Blake (45)
Penalties in minutes Ken Reardon (93)
Wins Paul Bibeault (17)
Goals against average Paul Bibeault (3.30)
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1940–41 1942–43

The 1941–42 Montreal Canadiens season was the 33rd season in franchise history. The team finished 6th in the league and lost in the Quarter-finals to the Detroit Red Wings 2 games to 1.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Frank Patrick suffered a heart attack and had to sell his interest in the Montreal Canadiens, and the Habs almost had to move to Cleveland. But Tommy Gorman kept the team alive. They added Emile "Butch" Bouchard to start his great career on defence and another very good player, Buddy O'Connor, at centre. Montreal had goaltending problems as Bert Gardiner slumped, and rookie Paul Bibeault replaced him. He showed flashes of brilliance, but his inexperience showed. Joe Benoit starred with 20 goals, the first Canadien to do that since 1938-39, when Toe Blake did it.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA
New York Rangers 48 29 17 2 60 177 143
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 27 18 3 57 158 136
Boston Bruins 48 25 17 6 56 160 118
Chicago Black Hawks 48 22 23 3 47 145 155
Detroit Red Wings 48 19 25 4 42 140 147
Montreal Canadiens 48 18 27 3 39 134 173
Brooklyn Americans 48 16 29 3 35 133 175

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Game Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L November 1, 1941 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1941–42) 0–1–0
2 T November 8, 1941 2–2 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 0–1–1
3 L November 13, 1941 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 0–2–1
4 L November 15, 1941 2–4 OT Brooklyn Americans (1941–42) 0–3–1
5 L November 16, 1941 2–3 @ Brooklyn Americans (1941–42) 0–4–1
6 L November 22, 1941 2–7 New York Rangers (1941–42) 0–5–1
7 W November 23, 1941 6–4 @ New York Rangers (1941–42) 1–5–1
8 L November 29, 1941 1–3 Boston Bruins (1941–42) 1–6–1
9 L November 30, 1941 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1941–42) 1–7–1
10 L December 4, 1941 2–9 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 1–8–1
11 L December 6, 1941 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 1–9–1
12 L December 7, 1941 2–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1941–42) 1–10–1
13 W December 11, 1941 2–1 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 2–10–1
14 W December 13, 1941 3–2 OT Brooklyn Americans (1941–42) 3–10–1
15 W December 14, 1941 4–2 @ Brooklyn Americans (1941–42) 4–10–1
16 L December 16, 1941 0–4 @ Boston Bruins (1941–42) 4–11–1
17 L December 20, 1941 2–4 OT Boston Bruins (1941–42) 4–12–1
18 L December 21, 1941 3–4 OT @ New York Rangers (1941–42) 4–13–1
19 L December 27, 1941 2–4 New York Rangers (1941–42) 4–14–1
20 W December 30, 1941 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 5–14–1
21 W January 3, 1942 4–1 Detroit Red Wings (1941–42) 6–14–1
22 L January 4, 1942 0–10 @ Detroit Red Wings (1941–42) 6–15–1
23 L January 8, 1942 1–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 6–16–1
24 L January 10, 1942 0–2 Brooklyn Americans (1941–42) 6–17–1
25 W January 11, 1942 2–0 @ Brooklyn Americans (1941–42) 7–17–1
26 L January 15, 1942 2–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 7–18–1
27 W January 17, 1942 6–2 New York Rangers (1941–42) 8–18–1
28 L January 18, 1942 4–5 OT @ New York Rangers (1941–42) 8–19–1
29 T January 24, 1942 2–2 OT Boston Bruins (1941–42) 8–19–2
30 L January 25, 1942 3–7 @ Boston Bruins (1941–42) 8–20–2
31 L January 29, 1942 3–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 8–21–2
32 W February 1, 1942 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 9–21–2
33 L February 5, 1942 3–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 9–22–2
34 W February 7, 1942 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (1941–42) 10–22–2
35 L February 10, 1942 1–8 @ Boston Bruins (1941–42) 10–23–2
36 L February 12, 1942 4–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 10–24–2
37 W February 14, 1942 5–3 New York Rangers (1941–42) 11–24–2
38 L February 15, 1942 0–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1941–42) 11–25–2
39 W February 17, 1942 2–1 OT @ New York Rangers (1941–42) 12–25–2
40 W February 21, 1942 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 13–25–2
41 L February 26, 1942 4–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1941–42) 13–26–2
42 W February 28, 1942 8–3 Brooklyn Americans (1941–42) 14–26–2
43 T March 1, 1942 1–1 OT @ Brooklyn Americans (1941–42) 14–26–3
44 W March 5, 1942 5–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 15–26–3
45 W March 7, 1942 4–3 OT Boston Bruins (1941–42) 16–26–3
46 W March 14, 1942 4–3 Detroit Red Wings (1941–42) 17–26–3
47 L March 15, 1942 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1941–42) 17–27–3
48 W March 19, 1942 7–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1941–42) 18–27–3

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Detroit Red Wings 2, Montreal Canadiens 1[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Blake, ToeToe Blake LW 48 17 28 45 19
Benoit, JoeJoe Benoit RW 46 20 16 36 27
Reardon, TerryTerry Reardon C/RW 33 17 17 34 14
Sands, CharlieCharlie Sands C/RW 38 11 16 27 6
Getliffe, RayRay Getliffe C/LW 45 11 15 26 35
O'Connor, BuddyBuddy O'Connor C 36 9 16 25 4
Quilty, JohnJohn Quilty C 48 12 12 24 44
Morin, PetePete Morin LW 31 10 12 22 7
Heffernan, GerryGerry Heffernan RW 40 5 15 20 15
Reardon, KenKen Reardon D 41 3 12 15 93
Portland, JackJack Portland D 46 2 9 11 53
Chamberlain, MurphMurph Chamberlain LW 26 6 3 9 30
Demers, TonyTony Demers RW 7 3 4 7 4
Dame, BunnyBunny Dame LW 34 2 5 7 4
Graboski, TonyTony Graboski LW/D 23 2 5 7 8
Goupille, RedRed Goupille D 47 1 5 6 51
Bouchard, ButchButch Bouchard D 44 0 6 6 38
Haggarty, JimJim Haggarty LW 5 1 1 2 0
Heron, RedRed Heron C 12 1 1 2 12
Lorrain, RodRod Lorrain RW 4 1 0 1 0
Lach, ElmerElmer Lach C 1 0 1 1 0
O'Neil, JimJim O'Neil C/RW 4 0 1 1 4
Smith, StuStu Smith LW 1 0 1 1 0
Tudin, ConnieConnie Tudin C 4 0 1 1 4
Lamoureux, LeoLeo Lamoureux C/D 1 0 0 0 0
Gardiner, BertBert Gardiner G 10 0 0 0 0
Bibeault, PaulPaul Bibeault G 38 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Bibeault, PaulPaul Bibeault 2380 38 17 19 2 131 3.30 1
Gardiner, BertBert Gardiner 620 10 1 8 1 42 4.06 0
Team: 3000 48 18 27 3 173 3.46 1

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Reardon, TerryTerry Reardon C/RW 3 2 2 4 2
Haggarty, JimJim Haggarty LW 3 2 1 3 0
Heffernan, GerryGerry Heffernan RW 2 2 1 3 0
Blake, ToeToe Blake LW 3 0 3 3 2
Bouchard, ButchButch Bouchard D 3 1 1 2 0
Benoit, JoeJoe Benoit RW 3 1 0 1 5
O'Connor, BuddyBuddy O'Connor C 3 0 1 1 0
Quilty, JohnJohn Quilty C 3 0 1 1 0
Sands, CharlieCharlie Sands C/RW 3 0 1 1 2
Morin, PetePete Morin LW 1 0 0 0 0
Getliffe, RayRay Getliffe C/LW 3 0 0 0 0
Goupille, RedRed Goupille D 3 0 0 0 2
Heron, RedRed Heron C 3 0 0 0 0
Portland, JackJack Portland D 3 0 0 0 0
Reardon, KenKen Reardon D 3 0 0 0 4
Bibeault, PaulPaul Bibeault G 3 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Bibeault, PaulPaul Bibeault 180 3 1 2 8 2.67 1
Team: 180 3 1 2 8 2.67 1

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes; PPG=Power-play goals; SHG=Short-handed goals; GWG=Game-winning goals

MIN=Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; SO = Shutouts

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The Canadiens did not win any awards this season.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1941–42 Montreal Canadiens Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
  2. 1941-42 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.
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